Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The poetry of KISS

On a mountain high somewhere
Where only heroes dare
Stand the stallion and the mare
We have been and we shall be each other's destiny
One another's odyssey
(from "Odyssey")

When love rears its head, I wanna get on your case
Ooh baby, wanna put my log in your fireplace
(from "Burn Bitch Burn")

Take a look around, only one solution
Set the world on fire, fight the institution
Gonna stand our ground, feel the new sensation
Something's goin' down - rock the nation
(from "All Hell's Breakin' Loose")

So you been to the market
And the meat looks good tonight
And the ladies in waiting
Will show you what it's all about
Their selection is inviting
They sure look hot tonight
And the ladies in waiting
Will show you what it's all about
(from "Ladies in Waiting")

Man battlestations torpedo, man battlestations torpedo
I thought I'd go out and take a swim today
It was real hot and I just had to get away
They spotted an unknown sub down in the bay
But I don't care, think I'll go swimmin' anyway - yeah

Let's take a dive, torpedo girl, and feel alive, torpedo girl
Let's take a dive, torpedo girl, and feel alive

But I knew when I was in the suds and swimmin' around
But then all of a sudden I heard this rumblin' sound
I saw this thing that looked a lot like a submarine
With a pretty girl on the bridge, could this be a dream?
I don't know, could be
(from "Torpedo Girl")

Germany was really neat, Japan had much to eat
And Denmark was great, but I just can't wait, rockin' in the U.S.A.
(from "Rockin' in the U.S.A.)

I'm the kind of guy who likes feelin' high
Feelin' high and dry, and I really like to fly
I'm your kinda guy, girl I'm not too shy
And I want you to fly, so I think you oughta try
Ozone, ozone, ozone, ozone
(from "Ozone")

1 comment:

Air Wolf said...

I really love rock and roll lyrics without the music. It just makes more sense of the entire rock n roll phenomena: I think about what kind of guys would come up with, and wear those Kiss outfits, and then I wonder what type of poetry those kind of guys would write? I then read the poetry displayed in this post, and find myself nodding my head, thinking, "Yes, exactly right. Exactly right."